17th Fab Managers Forum

Wafer Fabs - Fit for the future with increased flexibility and novel energy concept

Date: 7 - 8 October, 2013
Time: 20:00 - 22:00 / 08:45 - 12:30

Location: Ballroom, Messe Dresden


The European fab landscape is mainly characterized by mature 200mm fabs. So the business cases of most European semiconductor fabs belong to the strong growing niches in the more than moore market. 

Ensuring the competitiveness of these fabs is a key question for the semiconductor industry in Europe. The Fab Managers Forum in Dresden will focus on improved flexibility and new energy concepts. Two economical focus segments of increasing importance for European semiconductor fabs.

The cost effective supply of production capacity for a large variety of different technologies, with low numbers of production lots, is the challenge for a lot of the European Fabs.

All this has to be managed with a mature tool park, where the maintenance of the productivity is one of the key questions. But the new business fields in the more than more market requirealso innovation to fulfill the demands from this attractive nices (MEMS, Power, Lab on chip…). This requirement to our Fabs makes collaboration between device makers, but also between device makers and suppliers mandatory. The Fab Managers Forum is the platform to define and discuss the requirements for the future from the economic as well as from the political point of view.


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 Monday, 7 October


20:00 -22:00

Networking Dinner

(only for registered participants)

Location: Pulverturm, An der Frauenkirche 12, 01067 Dresden
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 Tuesday, 8 October

08:00Welcome Coffee

Opening Remarks: Heinz Kundert, President, SEMI Europe


Session I: 


Flexible and Lean Management Concepts – A mandatory approach for European Semiconductor Manufacturers!

Chairman: Riccardo Martorelli, COO, LFoundry

Competitive Strategies and Tactics in a Global Industry: A European Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers Perspective
 Kevin T Crofton, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer, SPTS Technologies
Challenges and opportunities of running a 4”, 6“, 8“ and 12“ semiconductor factory in Europe
Thomas Reisinger, Vice President Production, Infineon Technologies Villach
10:00Forging a Partnership in Europe
Peter Connock, Co-Chair European SEA Chapter, Chairman, memsstar Limited
10:20Performance Management – Demand and Tracking system in a flexible semiconductor manufacturing line!
Andreas Reibetanz, Teamleader Improvement/Control, XFAB
10:40Coffee Break

Session II:

Energy Concepts: Challenges And Possibilities For The Semiconductor Industry In Europe

ChairmanPeter Schaeffler, Manufacturing Manager, Texas Instruments
11:10Energy Efficiency in Semiconductor Manufacturing – Tool and Fab Aspects
 Richard Öchsner, Senior Project Manager, Fraunhofer IISB Erlangen
11:30The European Energy Market: how policy perspectives will influence Europe’s semiconductor industry
 Ourania Georgoutsakou, Director Public Policy, SEMI Europe





Semiconductor industry growth strategies: Top (European) executives describe their view



Thorsten Widmer, Manager Waferfab, Bosch

Heinz Martin Esser, CEO, Roth & Rau

Panelists: - Kevin T Crofton, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer, SPTS Technologies
 Abdi Hariri, Group Vice President, Lam Research
- Joël Hartmann, Executive Vice President, STMicroelectronics

Sanjiv Mittal, Vice President and General Manager of the Services and FabVantage

  Group, Applied Materials

 - Thomas Reisinger, Vice President Production, Infineon Technologies Villach
 Julia Svirchevski, Director of Marketing KT Certified Division, KLA-Tencor
12:30 -13:30Networking Lunch

Who should attend?

FAB operations and engineering management, senior managers and experts from the suppliers and services companies and related research and development partners. This forum will have sessions of short presentations, closing with the very popular and interactive Fab Managers Executive Panel. To take full advantage of the opportunity to network with other attendees, we will have a Reception/Dinner on Monday evening. Some topics addressed at the FMF on Tuesday morning will get a coverage in more depth in the SEMICON Europa Technical Programs sessions.


Price* Information and Registration

 Before 30. SeptemberAfter 01. OctoberOnsite
SEMI Members315.-365.-415.-


* all Price information in EUR, VAT not included

Organizing Committee:

• Thorsten Widmer (chairman), Robert Bosch

• Philippe Campion, STMicroelectronics

• Riccardo Martorelli, Micron Technology
• Detlef Nagel, ABB Switzerland

• Peter Schaeffler, Texas Instruments

• Johannes Sturm, Infineon Technologies

• Jos van den Broek, NXP

• Mario von Podewils, X-Fab